MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

Leigh Harris
MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

The PwC Media Outlook Report indicates solid growth down under, ACT introduces R18+ bill, Turn Left gets a new MD and the EB Live lineup is announced.


  • Rodney Block, former VP of THQ Asia-Pacific (pictured), has become the new MD of Turn Left Distribution.
  • The ACT is the first state (or rather territory) to sign a bill passing the R18+ classification into law, in preparation for the federal legislation coming into effect in January next year.
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers' Media Outlook Report 2012-2016 is released at a presentation given by PwC and the iGEA, indicating above average growth for Australia as a mature market for games in the coming years.
  • EB Games announces the lineup for the EB Live portion of the October EB EXPO.
  • The Game Masters exhibition has been announced for New Zealand.
  • MCV speaks to Torus Games about why Vita third party support has been so slow.
  • Aussie media get involved in the 'girlfriend mode' controversy.
  • Plus, we have interviews with President of Gearbox Software Randy Pitchford, Head of Team Ninja Yosuke Hayashi and from Gamescom Maxis VP of Marketing Jordan Edelstein.


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Tags: THQ , Media , Vita , randy pitchford , r18+ , eb games , igea , pricewaterhousecoopers , EB EXPO , Game Masters , Turn Left Distribution

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